Trip Report – Snowbird and Alta

Trip Report: Utah Skiing at Snowbird and Alta
January 4th and 6th 2013

Gear used: Dakine Ski Sleeve, Black Diamond Expedition poles, Scarpa Terminator X Pro NTN Women’s boots, Volkl Kiku Skis, Shak Lite, Millet Belay Composite jacket, Isis Snow Queen jacket

New Years resolutions always seem to slowly slip away but the epic snow dump that Utah was hauling in called my name … Read more >>

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Published:January 11, 2013 View Post

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Trip Report: Skiing in a Hurricane!

“Skiing in a hurricane” is a phrase you don’t hear too often. In fact, I never really considered in until Hurricane Sandy came on the radar.

Not too long ago Hurricane Sandy was wreaking havoc on the Mid Atlantic and Northeast. Many parts of New York City experienced serious flooding and damage. This was the worst thing to happen to the Jersey Shore since MTV decided to make a Reality … Read more >>

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Published:November 6, 2012 View Post

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Trip Report: A Weekend In Baxter State Park

Katahdin

 

This is a trip report from Baxter State Park, a beautiful wilderness littered with lakes and mountains. Home of Mount Katahdin, the highest peak in Maine and the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Many Appalachian Trail thru-hikers hike south to north, finishing in Baxter State Park, because the earlier spring down south allows you to begin a thru hike while there is still snow on the mountains … Read more >>

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Published:October 30, 2012 View Post

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Trip Report: A Birthday Hike

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One of our fine OGE employees recently celebrated another year of being alive on this great planet. Heather has been with OGE for about a year now and to celebrate her birthday, she went for a hike up Mount Mansfield. For those of you unfamiliar, Mount Mansfield is the highest peak in Vermont. The west face of the mountain is littered with great hiking … Read more >>

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Published:October 17, 2012 View Post

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Trip Report: Roger’s Rock

Two of our charismatic OGE employees recently had the chance to do a local climb they had long been waiting to do. Matt and Spencer, a sales associate and a warehouse monkey, respectively, headed down to Lake George over in NY state for a day of paddling and climbing at Roger’s Rock.

This climb is super cool because you need to paddle out around an island to the slab rising … Read more >>

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Published:September 28, 2012 View Post

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Trip Report: Paddling Isle Royale on Lake Superior

Some fine OGE employees

Two Outdoor Gear Exchange employees recently returned from a kayaking trip at Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior. Andrea, a floor manager here and Michigan native had a chance to return to her old stomping grounds. Grant, our accessories retail specialist, was embarking on his first trip to Isle Royale.

There are no cars allowed on the island and only a few rustic cabins that … Read more >>

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Published:September 21, 2012 View Post

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Trip Report: Acadia National Park

 A couple weeks ago Sam, a floor manager here at Outdoor Gear Exchange, took a short trip to Acadia National Park on Maine’s coastline. While there with his partner, Emily, they climbed, camped, hiked, fished, and biked. Talk about making the most of your vacation! 

Sam and Emily got off to a leisurely start with a morning of fishing. They met up with a former Outdoor Gear Exchange employee, Alison, … Read more >>

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Published:September 13, 2012 View Post

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